UPDATE: MAY 1, 2019, 9:01 P.M. EST
MGK took to Instagram stories to share a photo with Barker and reveal new music with YUNGBLUD is on the way.
“appreciation post for one of the baddest motherfuckers/mentors @travisbarker. wait until ya’ll hear this song. @yungblud.”
The rapper also revealed he went to show off Hotel Diablo at Interscope, complete with some themed gift bags.
He also shared a short snippet of a track and shared, “they gave us a release date.”
ORIGINAL STORY: MAY 1, 2019, 11:56 A.M. EST
Machine Gun Kelly has been hard at work on his upcoming fourth full-length Hotel Diablo. While the rapper announced the album name and a massive tour earlier this month, it appears he’s still working on something in the studio.
Following MGK’ birthday bash were YUNGBLUD was among the prime Marilyn Manson-inspired dildo photo ops, the duo were reunited. Yesterday, MGK’s producer/engineer Brandon “Slim” Allen shared a quick clip of a packed studio. Among the crowd were MGK and YUNGBLUD rocking out at the front of it all.
The clip also featured MGK’s bassist/keyboardist Steve “Baze” Basil and producer Zakk Cervini (Good Charlotte, FEVER 333) and Omer Fedi. Most recently, Cervini co-produced YUNGBLUD’s Halsey/Barker collab “11 Minutes.”
Given the short, muted clip, it’s not clear what the group are working on and whether it’s an MGK or YUNGBLUD-led track.
While much of MGK’s band is present, suggesting it could be for Hotel Diablo, YUNGBLUD took to Instagram to share another tease. After leaving the studio, he shared a video expressing how stoked he was on the upcoming music.
“just leavin the studio, can’t wait 4 u to hear this stuuuuuf.”
The following day, YUNGBLUD shared another photo with just Barker in what appears to be a studio, suggesting the duo could be at work together again.
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However, the rapper also used the post as an opportunity to tell fans that he hasn’t stopped thinking about his fourth album.
“Half a billion streams this year,” the rapper says in the Instagram post. “Very grateful but I didn’t give you the 4th album and I can’t stop thinking about that. I finally figured out what I’m gonna call it last night and I’m starting it all over from scratch. This one’s from the soul.”
The following month, he shared what could be some new album beats. Then in February, MGK popped up in the studio with Barker, suggesting for the first time on this album cycle that they were working together on something. Days later, the aforementioned clips of the duo and YUNGBLUD were shared.
Shortly after, MGK revealed the upcoming record is going to be “just as honest” as sophomore full-length General Admission. Days later, the first hint of potential new music surfaced as BFF and Saturday Night Live comedian Pete Davidson shared a clip of MGK referencing him.
“I even got my homie Pete out here like fuck the jokes,” the song declares.
A few days after that, MGK broke the news of Hotel Diablo and a tour of the same name. He also shared another snippet of what looks to be a new song and perhaps is the one he pushed to pay respects to late rapper Nipsey Hussle.
gave it a name…album 4 🔜 pic.twitter.com/oDaPrwfbuq
— colson (@machinegunkelly) April 2, 2019
Machine Gun Kelly kicks off his tour at the end of this month. Tickets are on sale now with dates available below. YUNGBLUD is also hitting the road later this month with dates below and tickets available here.
Machine Gun Kelly dates:
05/10 — Rockingham, NC @ Epicenter Festival
05/31 — Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival
06/01 — Detroit, MI @ The Filmore Detroit
06/02 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
06/04 — Philadelphia, PA @ The Filmore Philadelphia
06/06 — Washington, D.C. @ Echostage
06/07 — Worcester, MA @ Worcester Palladium
06/08 — New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
06/09 — Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom
06/11 — Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom
06/12 — St. Paul, MN @ MYTH Live
06/14 — Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theater at The Midland
06/15 — Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
06/16 — Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
06/18 — Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
06/19 — Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim
06/21 — Heber City, UT @ Bonanza Campout*
06/22 — Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
06/24 — Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
06/25 — Seattle, WA @ Showbox SoDo
06/26 — Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
06/28 — San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
06/29 — Las Vegas, NV @ Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
06/30 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
08/02 — Butler, OH @ EST Fest*
08/03 — Butler, OH @ EST Fest*
08/09 — TBA
08/11 — TBA
08/13 — TBA
08/16 — Osaka, JP @ Summer Sonic*
08/17 — Tokyo, JP @ Summer Sonic*
08/23 — Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival*
08/25 — Reading, UK @ Reading Festival*
08/26 — Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
08/27 — Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
08/28 — Bristol, UK @ SWX
08/30 — Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
08/31 — London, UK @ Electric Ballroom
09/01 — Paris, FR
09/03 — Brussels, BE
09/04 — Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Grote Zaal
09/05 — Cologne, DE
09/07 — Zurich, CH
09/08 — Milan, IT
09/09 — Prague, CZ @ Forum Karlin
09/11 — Warsaw, PL
09/12 — Berlin, DE
09/13 — Hamburg, DE
09/15 — Copenhagen, DK @ Musikkens Hus, Store Vega
09/16 — Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
09/17 — Stockholm, SE @ Fyrehuset
09/19 — Helsinki, FI
09/21 — St. Petersburg, RU
09/22 — Moscow, RU
05/03 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
05/04 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
05/05 – Jacksonville, FL @ Welcome To Rockville*
05/07 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
05/08 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
05/09 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
05/11 – Nashville, TN @ The Cowan
05/12 – Rockingham, NC @ Epicenter Festival*
05/13 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
05/15 – New York, NY @ The Bowery Ballroom
05/16 – Cambridge, MA @ Sinclair
05/17 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
05/19 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Festival*
06/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue
06/15 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
06/16 – Portland, OR @ Holocene
06/18 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
06/19 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
06/21 – Herber City, UT @ Bonanza Campout Music Festival*
06/23 – Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival*
07/05 – Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Blues Festival*
07/09 – Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room
07/10 – Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room
07/13 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
07/14 – Louisville, KY @ Forecastle Festival*
07/17 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
07/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
07/21 – Mountain View, CA @ Vans Warped Tour*